The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) is not happy with the exclusion figure in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) and will appeal against the same in the highest court in India – Supreme Court.
A signatory of the Assam Accord, 1985 All Assam Students’ Union said, “We are not happy at all. It seems there were some deficiencies in the update process. We believe that it is an incomplete NRC. We will appeal to the Supreme Court to remove all the faults and discrepancies in this NRC,” as quoted by PTI.
Over 19 lakh people will have to prove their citizenship after their names were excluded from the crucial citizens’ list, aimed at identifying legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from Assam. 3.11 crore have been included in the list. 19,06,677 people have been excluded from the final list, which names 3,11,21,004 people as Indian citizens.
The draft NRC, which was published last year, excluded names of 40,07,707 people from the document due to some discrepancies in their documents. Over 36 lakh of them applied afresh to get their names included in the final NRC.